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Old 12-04-2017, 06:04 PM
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Default How many guys (and gals) here met their significant other at a gig?

The title says it all. Raise your hand if you met your current (or past) girlfriend/wife at a gig.

For the ladies in the group, same question.

I'm curious because while I am gigging regularly these days, I'm busy before, during and after the show and not interacting with the audience as much as I thought I would. I don't know why I find that surprising, but I do!

Looking forward to your input.

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Old 12-04-2017, 11:39 PM
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Not specifically through a gig. I did meet my wife through a bandmate. I was in a band with her sister and then we met and hit it off at a Christmas party their parents host every year. We'll be going on 4 years this month.

Another friend, played in the same band with him met his wife through a gig we played at a local bar. My then girlfriend (now my wife) was out of town at a gig and I told him "I feel like talking to some girls, lets go find you a girlfriend." some years later, I told that story at their wedding.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:47 PM
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In high school, my wife was dating the bass player in our band but liked me( didnt tell me at the time). She is 5 years younger so we didnt go to school together. 15 years later or so we ran into each other and eventually got married. Married since 2003.
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Old 01-22-2018, 06:22 PM
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As I'm the drummer, I don't get chicks, but my wife was a fan of the rock band I was in at the time. We knew each other by other school activities so in a round about way, I guess the gigs I played at the school is where we met.
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Old 01-22-2018, 07:18 PM
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Default Re: How many guys (and gals) here met their significant other at a gig?

In 1981, I met a girl while doing a gig at an amusement park. She wasn't actually at the show, but I encountered her while walking through the gift shop she worked in. I asked her for a poster (for the gig) that was hanging in the window, she obliged, and we ended up going out for 6 or 7 years. (I kept the poster!)

Prior to that, I had met the girl that would later become my wife, but it wasn't in a music-related situation. No other significant meetings at gigs that I can think of.

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Old 01-22-2018, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: How many guys (and gals) here met their significant other at a gig?

Interesting observations. Thanks for your feedback.

I guess that I should not be surprised at the dearth of attention after a show. It really is like a work site after all!

Truthfully, I meet women at the clubs all the time but only if I'm hanging around after the show. Nine time out of ten they claim that they didn't even know that I was in the band.

Oddly, the GUYS recognize me and I get back slaps and fist bumps from them all the time. Must be one of those Mars/Venus things...
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:52 PM
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Yup that’s me....

In a galaxy far far way I once played a small gig in cafe / venue (can’t recall name) in Sate College, PA, using another bands entire back line including kit; thought the whole thing was a massive waste of my time, as there were at best 30 people present, nevertheless enjoyed not having to tear down and drive and so went to a different bar just down the street (the Dark Horse) for a pint or two. To my surprise I was approached by a gal who said she had seen me playing in the band earlier that night and asked if I wanted to share a pitcher of beer (larger) - let me think about that - yes please. To cut to the chase still Jamming with that same gal 16 yrs later.

Addition: I think what others have said in earlier posts is correct in that the amount of time “interacting” with the audience is really quite limited during 99% of my gigs as I am dealing with my band mates, promoters and equipment. This was just an odd gig that delivered in an unexpected way.

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Old 01-23-2018, 01:02 AM
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Well, I met my wife in marching band. She was a rifle though. Does that count?
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:30 AM
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Well, I met my wife in marching band. She was a rifle though. Does that count?
Sure! A gig is a gig!!
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Old 01-23-2018, 01:46 AM
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The exact night we met :)

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Old 01-29-2018, 05:20 PM
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I was playing drums at my church, and my wife shortly thereafter joined the praise team. I guess you can count this as a "gig."
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